#202 | A History of Fake News

English Learning for Curious Minds

14-10-2021 • 24 minutos

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The term "fake news" came to prominence in late 2016, but the idea of fake news is as old as time.

In this episode, we explore how fake news has been created over the years, for what purpose and by who, and ask ourselves whether it is harder than ever to tell the truth from a lie.

  • "Fake News" in 2016
  • What does "fake news" actually mean?
  • The three reasons that people create fake news
  • Fake News & Mark Anthony
  • Fake News in Trento in 1475
  • Fake News & the Nazis
  • The British government and Fake News in the First World War
  • How has news changed over the years?
  • Life on the moon in 1835
  • Macedonian teenagers and Donald Trump
  • Sensational News vs. Fake News
  • Russian troll farms
  • Deep Fakes in 2021

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/history-of-fake-news


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